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Four Bay Area fundraisers in a day for Obama

By Josh Richman
Friday, May 25th, 2007 at 4:39 pm in Barack Obama, Elections, General, U.S. Senate.

obama.jpgU.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., reportedly will be the only Democratic presidential candidate to miss an Iowa Democratic Party fundraiser June 2 in Cedar Rapids … because he’ll be here instead.

Obama has a busy day of Bay Area fundraising scheduled for that Saturday: a noon, $2,300-a-head luncheon at the Piedmont home of Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney; a 1 p.m., $1,000-a-head luncheon in downtown Oakland’s Rotunda Building; a 4 p.m., $1,000-a-head reception in Sunnyvale’s Plug and Play Center; and a 6 p.m., a $2,300-a-head dinner at Symantec Corp. Chairman and CEO John Thompson‘s Woodside home.

On the Piedmont event, Jordan is a real estate investor and developer, and owner/operator of Jordan Real Estate Investments, LLC. Delaney is president of the anti-racism Akonadi Foundation and serves on the boards of directors of groups including the Tides Foundation and the ACLU of Northern California.

Sponsors of the Piedmont and Oakland events include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon of Berkeley and his wife, author Ayelet Waldman; prominent local attorneys including Jim Brosnahan, John Burris and William Orrick; Oakland City Attorney John Russo; Oakland-based developer Phil Tagami; and a few dozen others.

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